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Andrea Miller

Professor; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration 
Huie-Dellmon Endowed Professor
200B Journalism Building | (225) 578-3146 |



Andrea Miller is a professor and associate dean for undergraduate studies in the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She teaches courses in crisis communication, broadcast and multi-media journalism.  

Prior to joining the Manship School’s faculty in 2003, Miller received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, her Master’s degree from Texas Christian University and her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. Additionally, Miller was an award-winning television news producer for a decade. While serving a station in Dallas, Miller developed an interest in breaking news and crisis coverage that has now translated into an academic research stream. Miller has published articles on television news and crisis coverage in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Media Psychology, Visual Communication Quarterly, and the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.  

Miller’s first book, Oil & Water, addresses all aspects of the media experiences of the dual disasters to hit the Gulf Coast – Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Disaster. Co-authored by Shearon Roberts and Victoria LaPoe, the book was released by the University Press of Mississippi in 2014.  Miller also co-edited, with Dr. Amy Reynolds, News Evolution or Revolution?  The Future of Print Journalism in the Digital Age (2014). The book explores the future of the newspaper industry using the New Orleans’ Times-Picayune as a microcosm of the industry.  She is currently working on a third book with Dr. Jinx Broussard that dissects crisis communication case studies from both the journalists’ and the public relations professionals’ perspectives (LSU Press).



Selected Publications


Miller, A., & Reynolds, A. (Eds.). (August 2014). News Evolution or Revolution? The Future of  Print Journalism in the Digital Age. Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.: New York.  

Miller, A., Roberts, S., & LaPoe, V. (May 2014). Oil & Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster. University Press of Mississippi: Jackson, MS.  

Articles & Chapters

Kim, Y., Miller, A., & Chon, M. (June 2016). Communicating with the Key Publics in Crisis Communication: The Synthetic Approach to the Public Segmentation in CAPS (Communicative Action in Problem Solving). Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management. 24(2), 82-94.  

Kim, Y., Chon, M-G., & Miller, A. (2015) Cross-national ongoing crisis communication via social media: A comparative analysis of Twitter regarding the 2013 Asiana Airlines crash crisis in South Korea and US. Asian Communication Research. 11(1-2), 22 51.  

Henderson, K., & Miller, A. (2014). Twitter’s Role in the Modern Newsroom: Circumventing the Gatekeepers and Pounding the Digital Pavement in From Twitter to Tahrir Square: Ethics in Social and New Media Communication. Bala A. Musa & Jim Willis (Eds.). Praeger: Westport, CT.  

Dahmen, N., & Miller, A. (2012). Redefining Iconicity: A five-year study of visual themes of Hurricane Katrina. Visual Communication Quarterly, 9(1), 4-19.  

Miller, A., & Kurpius, D. (2010). A citizen-eye view of news source credibility. American Behavioral Scientist, 54(2), 137-156.  

Miller, A., & Roberts, S. (2010). Visual Agenda-Setting & proximity after Hurricane Katrina: A study of those closest to the event. Visual Communication Quarterly, 17(1), 31-46.  

Miller, A., & Goidel, R.  (2009). News Organizations and information gathering during a natural disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina. Journal of  Contingencies and Crisis Management. 17(4), 266-273.  

Filak, V., & Miller, A. (2008). The impact of self-censorship on high school newspaper advisors’ comfort level regarding the publication of controversial stories. Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, 23(2), 13-26.  

Miller, A., & Leshner, G. (2007). How viewers process live, breaking, and emotional television news. Media Psychology, 10(1), 1-18.  

Miller, A., Coleman, R., & Granberg, D. (2007).  TV anchors, elections, and bias: A longitudinal study of the facial expressions of Brokaw, Rather, Jennings. Visual Communication Quarterly, 14, 244-257.  

Filak, V., & Miller, A. (2007). College media and convergence: Student journalists’ attitudes and perceptions about convergent media operations. College Media Review, 45(1-2), 21-27.  

Miller, A. (2006). Watching viewers watch TV: Processing live, breaking, and emotional television news in a naturalistic setting. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 83(3), 511-529.  

Miller, A.  (2005). Television news coverage of tragedy: live, breaking & ethics. The Community College Journalist, 32(2,3), 33-34.  

Abel, S., Miller, A., & Filak, V. (2005). TV coverage of breaking news in first hours of tragedy. In Media in an American Crisis: Studies of September 11, 2001. Grusin, E.K., & Utt, S. (Eds.), pgs. 105-116. Lanham:  University Press of America, Inc.